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Billy Dee Williams on DWTS: “I wanted to see if I still had something left”

Billy Dee Williams is known for roles in “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,” “Mahogany,” and “Lady Sings the Blues” and is currently on ABC’s hit reality show, “Dancing with the Stars.” Williams sat down with CableTV and discussed what it’s like to reflect on his career and whether or not he will continue on the reality dancing competition. Q: You are a legend. You have been in some amazing movies from “Star Wars” to most recently, “The Lego Movie.” How did you originally get started in acting? Williams: I started when I was 6-and-a-half-years-old on Broadway doing a musical. That was a hundred thousand years ago. That was my first experience and years after that I decided to go back into it. I hit my teens and went back into show business. My career kind of took off after that. I did a bunch of movies and did “Brian’s Song” which got me nominated for an Emmy. At that point I did “Lady Sings The Blues,” and then I did a fragrance for about nine years. I did a lot. Q: Is it crazy to look back at your career and know that you were in some of the most pivotal movies of all time? Williams: Well I feel very fortunate that some of the movies I have done have become some part of posterity. I...

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Theo Von Chats Exclusively With CableTV About The Season 2 Premiere of “Deal With It”

  Theo Von, current host of the webseries “Primetime in No Time,” made a name for himself in the comedy world by appearing on specials, hosting, and touring. Now, Von sits down with us in an exclusive interview to discuss the second season premiere of his hit TBS show, “Deal With It.” Q: Can we start off talking about your background? You started on a reality show and now you are hosting your own show. How did your career develop? Von: Well yeah I started out as a student just doing an open call … and I ended up on the “Road Rules” show. This was back in 1999. I did that and a couple of the subsequent challenges for about three or four years. But was always doing comedy. In 2005 I did “Last Comic Standing” and that’s when I quit the reality shows and just started focusing on comedy … I was at MTV pitching a show one day and I saw an old friend who I had known from “Road Rules” who had worked on the crew and he was working at Yahoo! and he said I should come in because they were auditioning for this hosting spot. Then I ended up hosting “Primetime in No Time” and at the same time I started a website where I would text random numbers and have conversations with...

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NickMom’s Stefanie Wilder Talks Overcoming Alcoholism and Humor on “Parental Discretion”

Stefanie Wilder Taylor is the host of NickMom’s “Parental Discretion,” the author of multiple books, and a host of her own podcast and blog. In an exclusive interview with CableTV, Wilder-Taylor dished on her career, how she manages it all, and humor during filming. Q: Can you talk to me for a little about your background for someone who might not be aware of your work? I started as a stand-up comedian in the ’90s. I thought for sure I wanted to be Ellen, before she had a talk show, or Paula Poundstone, but after going on the road once or twice I realized it wasn’t going to work. I got a job writing on a game show on USA network called “The Big Date” and had a “Working Girl” moment where I saw the computer and office and got overwhelmed like, “Is this all for me?” That was it for me. I was hooked on writing. Q: Why was it so important for you to tell the world your story about being an alcoholic and do it in a comedic way? I started as a comic and just because I might be dealing with something dark, doesn’t mean I have to lose the funny! I believe that if we can be brutally honest yet deliver our message with humor it’s easy for people to hear and also identify....

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EXCLUSIVE – Mark Pellegrino Chats About “The Tomorrow People” and Reminisces About “Lost”

Mark Pellegrino, known for playing antagonists, talks about his latest role as Dr. Price on “The Tomorrow People,” a show that revolves around an enhanced species that could potentially eliminate the human race. Check out what Pellegrino had to say in an exclusive interview with CableTV. Q: I want to start off talking about your career before we get into “The Tomorrow People.” I have to start off with one of the biggest roles, when you were on “Lost.” What is that like, looking back on your career? Pellegrino: I have been fortunate and thankful. It seems in the last decade or so I’ve been able to work on these shows that are so good and have such a great fan base. In someways, they have kind of change the face of television. I think “Lost” did that. It was a pretty phenomenal show. I started out as a 22-year-old guy that really didn’t know anything … Once I started taking things really seriously thats when things started taking off and I almost didn’t go on the “Lost” audition believe it or not. I had four auditions that day and the audition was five pages and a lot of dialogue. I said to my wife I can’t do this. She told me it was the best show on television and so I went in and let it go, three...

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“The Walking Dead” Star Norman Reedus Talks Character Development and Season 4

Star of the hit television series “The Walking Dead,” and author of “Like a Big Bald Head,” Norman Reedus shares exclusive information about the rest of Season 4 of “The Walking Dead.“ Q: What can fans expect from the second half of this new season? Reedus: It’s so controversial and so intense and well done, that I’m super excited for people to see it. There are certain characters doing certain things that are so hardcore. It’s super interesting, and very well done; cleverly written, and very well acted and directed, so it’s very good. Q: What is your opinion, as an actor, about Daryl’s reaction towards Rick sending Carol away due to her actions? Reedus: We worked on that scene, and it was written a little differently before we shot it—it was written so that it was explaining to me what happened, and I was upset about it, but I understood, and I kind of just moved forward. Scott Gimple, Greg Nicotero, and I worked on that scene to make that conversation open-ended; like we were done having that talk, and wanted to wrap it up in a nice little bow, so to speak. You know I’ll always have Rick’s back no matter what, and we’ve all done things in the world that are inexcusable, but we’ve all been pushed to do things that we would never had done...

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